Contemporaries 2015-2016 Season Events

***Event dates are subject to change. Have questions? Please email

Sip and SavorThursday, January 7, 2016

Sip & Savor

Join us for an evening of wine, food and culture as we offer a taste of 2016’s Campus on the Lake class offerings with Chef Shawn Patrick Brett, wine expert Athena Yannitsas, Yoga instructor Rassika Sabine Bourgi, and author Howard Freedland.


Marjorie MerriweatherThursday, January 28, 2016

Gallery night “Invitation to the Ball: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Fancy Dress Costumes” and “Bill Cunningham: Facades”

Take a rarely-seen glimpse inside the dress collection of one of Palm Beach’s most famous style icons, Marjorie Merriweather Post. The second exhibit features, 80+ photographs from Bill Cunningham’s eight-year project to document the architectural and fashion history of NYC.


butterfly headdressWednesday, February 10, 2016

The Society of the Four Arts’ Campus on the Lake and the American Friends of the Victoria and Albert Museum invite you to:

“Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” with Sonnet Stanfill
12:30 p.m. luncheon and 2:30 p.m. lecture

Space is limited and reservations are required. See invitation for additional details

“Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” (2015) was the largest exhibition of McQueen’s work ever presented and the most ambitious fashion exhibit the Victoria and Albert Museum has ever staged. This talk by V&A fashion curator Sonnet Stanfill highlights key objects and elaborate staging within this ground-breaking exhibition.

Moulin RougeSaturday, February 20, 2016
The Four Arts Contemporaries Gala
“An Evening at the Moulin Rouge”

Embrace your joie de vivre and join us for a decadent evening of fun and mischief as we drink, dine and burlesque dance the night away. Proceeds benefit Four Arts programs and campus beautification.

Alexander Shundi eventWednesday, March 30, 2016
Meet Artist-In-Residence Alexander Shundi

Meet the award-winning, Beyer Artist-In-Residence during a fun evening of hands-on activities.



Emko logoWednesday, April 20, 2016
An Evening at Emko

Soak up the local art scene while viewing new works from up-and-coming artists at Emko’s “Artist Independent Republic” gallery.



cinco-de-mayo-badgeThursday, May 5, 2016
End of Season Cinco de Mayo celebration




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